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Located high on the slopes of the Turrialba Volcano, Aquiares is the largest coffee farm in Costa Rica. Not far to the East is the Caribbean, which brings in humidity that helps nurture our farm's intense biodiversity. In Aquiares, you will be able...more
Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Kms North From Turrialba 7 | Oficinas centrales de la Cafetalera Aquiares, Turrialba 30501, Costa Rica
So glad we decided to book this tour while in Costa Rica. Everyone we met during our tour was fantastic and so friendly and nice. Reception before and after was amazing, they truly open their home to you and make you feel very welcome. The...More
We don’t usually to touristy things like this, but this was really amazing! The views are incredible and the trek can really only be done with a horse. I had never ridden a horse before but the guides were helpful and it went very smoothly....More
Date of experience: October 2019
aquiaresexperience, Célia, Aquiares Guide at Aquiares Coffee & Community Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
Thanks Laura for your review! I'm happy that you enjoyed the ride :) Have a nice trip in Costa Rica!
I started out with this experience realizing it was going to take some expense and time to get to Aquiares' La Esperanza. I even considered cancelling when I realized this. I am glad I didn't! Well worth the time and expense to get to the...More
Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Dave B
aquiaresexperience, Celia, Aquiares Guide at Aquiares Coffee & Community Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2019
Dear Dave, Thanks for this complete review and explication of your day in Aquiares. I also enjoyed this tour with you and I hope to see you back with your children! :)
The tour guide was very professional and took us through the whole process of coffee making from planting the seeds to roasting and tasting the coffee beans!
There are many new things about coffee that I’ve learned through this tour, so I feel very much...More
Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ahmad A
aquiaresexperience, Célia, Aquiares Guide at Aquiares Coffee & Community Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2019
Thank you Ahmad for your review, and thanks for visiting us. I'm happy that you learned about coffee, and I hope you will remember all the steps coffee needs to be ready to drink!
The tour of Aquiares was awesome from beginning to end! Our tour guide Denise gave us a great overview of the harvesting process and was incredibly attentive and friendly. The farm is beautiful and full of interesting history. We also learned about coffee tasting and...More
Date of experience: July 2019
aquiaresexperience, Denisse, Aquiares Guide at Aquiares Coffee & Community Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2019
Thanks for your review, and thanks for visiting us!
Delicious breakfast followed by a beautiful ride into nature. We completed the ride with a tour of the coffee factory. Learned so much! My kid's (11, 8 and 5,) loved it! We felt safe the whole time.
Denise, Nelson and Mr. Johnny fantastic...More
aquiaresexperience, Denisse, Tour Guide at Aquiares Coffee & Community Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2019
Thanks for your review Julia! It was a pleasure to have you and your family in Aquiares :) I'm happy that you enjoyed the ride!
A truck came to fetch us at the Guayabo Lodge and down we went the bumpy and winding rocky road to the bottom of the valley where the coffee farm is. Celia did a great job walking us through every step of the coffee growth...More
aquiaresexperience, Célia, Aquiares Guide at Aquiares Coffee & Community Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2019
Great that you enjoyed the tour and you will remenber all the work that needs a coffee cup! Thanks for visiting us in Aquiares :)
We did this tour (couple from Europe) mid June. We chose the 1pm start and had very nice weather. Beautiful farm, very nice and gentle horses and great scenery. Guide was very friendly and it was great to see the coffee plantation and hear all...More
Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Youri V
aquiaresexperience, Célia, Aquiares Guide at Aquiares Coffee & Community Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2019
Thanks Youri for your review. It was nice to share this ride with you! Have a nice trip in Costa Rica :)
We took the afternoon horseback tour and thoroughly enjoyed the ride, the tour, the coffee and our very knowledgeable guide Celia. This small community has a fascinating history and their sustainable lifestyle is inspiring.
Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jeff B
aquiaresexperience, Célia, Aquiares Guide at Aquiares Coffee & Community Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2019
Thanks for your review! It was a pleasure to ride with you and to show you our beautiful farm. I hope to see you in January :)
This coffee plant, located in a charming Costa Rican village (where the workers here live) and surrounded by plantations still prepares the beans the old way with a low carbon footprint. I'm just sorry that I didn't have the chance to drop into it's shop...More